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Signed on for a year and sent off loads of unsolicited application letters. Don't recommend it as a path to high self esteem.

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was depressed lonelly frustrated and unemployed for a number of months, got a shit part time job in an off-licence before landing a decent degree-related job about six months after graduation.

Why? You just graduated and worrying about what the hell's going to happen? If so I can empathise there.

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got mine as a mature student so probably dont count! needless to say i havent used it for any of my three current jobs but the stuff i learnt on it had come in useful over the years. not sure if it was worth the whopping student loan i had to take out to gain it mind!

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Although I don't have a degree, I'll speak from the experiences of people I know.

I'd say it's pretty rare to get a job related to your degree straight from graduation (unless you're doing Engineering). It's really very dependant on what your degree is, what mark you got and also how much work experience you have (that is closely associated with the type of job you're after).

I know someone who literally just graduated and got an amazing job within weeks. He was doing MechEng though.

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I tried out medicine for a bit a year after my degree. Spent that year working in the Children's hospital to get some decent experience (which it really was). Quit medicine after about 9 months for many reasons but after that spent at least a year and a half bumming around in shitty jobs - this gave loads of time for music. I have never seen this as wasted time, improved my playing individually and within groups, made some amazing friends and had a lot of fun. I also got my current, decent paying, job through contacts I made through music (did require my degree for this).

Good luck but don't worry. Just have fun

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Guest Jake Wifebeater

This is a few years ago now, but after graduating I did some summer O/T at the shitty part-time job I had for a few months, to give the brain a rest. The first job I applied for I got, stuck it for over 5 years and recently switched jobs and now make decent money.

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I graduated in July '06 and hadn't even bothered looking for a graduate position at the time as I wanted to take a year out. I stayed at my student job for a year, got into postgrad teaching in Sheffield and got offered a graduate position up here and decided to stay up here. My degree was in accountancy/finance and now I'm an trainee accountant. I think most people in my course found a job OK, but then it is very vocational and apparently the world always needs more accountants.:down:

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I'm avoiding the 'real world' and 'proper jobs' for another year by going back to do a Post-Grad. WAY.

that's what it's all about lol!

and it's something productive too!

i have 2 post grad years to go, then a 2 year traineeship lol, then its the big bucks!

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] I think most people in my course found a job OK, but then it is very vocational and apparently the world always needs more accountants.:down:

Exactomundo - everyone I know who did vocational degress landed good jobs straight out of Uni.

It's just those of us who did wishy washy business degrees who seemed to take ages to get a good job :p

I spent 7 months working for 12k with Business Gateway after graduation, but got something decent after that. It's taken me a good 3 years though to really be earning good money.

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i had a job before i graduated, admittedly i was told i should drop out half way through my honours year, and three days after being told i was approached by a recruitment agency about the job i'm now doing which i do need my degree for.

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What happens in a year's time though? :p

I'll have an MLitt in Creative Writing....that....highly...employable degree....you know...job no problem...

fuck.

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I'll have an MLitt in Creative Writing....that....highly...employable degree....you know...job no problem...

fuck.

just write the new harry potter! (i dont mean that literally, i mean in terms of success)

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I graduated July 2003, exams were May 2003 and i had a degree related job unconditional of my class of degree in April 2003. Still in the job now.

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but anyway, i think you are so luck if you find a job which related to your degree

i am still finding that and i don't think i found that at the moments.

Please tell me your degree is not in English.

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that's what it's all about lol!

and it's something productive too!

i have 2 post grad years to go, then a 2 year traineeship lol, then its the big bucks!

...and if you look up into the air, you might just see some beans to go with that pie in the sky :laughing:

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